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Kilday Surname Meaning

Irish (Galway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Dhé ‘son of the servant of God’ from Dia ‘God’. The name originated with a monastic family in Donegal in the 11th century and has always been more or less confined to northwestern Ireland where it is usually written Kildea. Scottish: variant of Kelday a habitational name from Keldall in Holm (Orkney). Irish: variant of Gildea .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kilroy, Keady, Kirby, Gilday, Kilian, Kallay, Killey, Dilday, Alday

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Where is the Kilday family from?

You can see how Kilday families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kilday family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kilday families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 13 Kilday families living in Cheshire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Kilday's in United Kingdom. Cheshire had the highest population of Kilday families in 1891.
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What did your Kilday ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kilday. 100% of Kilday men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Kilday women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    29%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kilday. For the veterans among your Kilday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kilday lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kilday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kilday in 1958 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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